Timely hitting leads York Catholic over Delone
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York Catholic wasn't scorching the ball all over the field, but the Irish were finding holes as they breezed past Delone Catholic, 14-1, in YAIAA Division IV baseball action Wednesday afternoon in McSherrystown.
Delone (3-4, 3-3) also contributed to its own difficulties by committing four errors that resulted in eight unearned runs.
"We've preached the last few days about trying to minimize how many pitches that our pitchers have to throw and trying to get off the field as quickly as possible," Delone coach Dave Neumayer said. "It didn't happen today and you can't have that many errors."
York Catholic (4-4, 4-2) made the Squires pay in the second inning with a three-spot that came on two outs. Then in the fifth, with a 3-1 lead, disaster struck again for the hosts.
A dropped fly ball and the mishandling of a possible double-play grounder that would have ended the inning allowed the Irish to put four runs on the board.
"We talk all the time about putting the ball in play and doing the little things," York Catholic coach Joe Gurreri said. "It was nice that we put the hammer down and didn't relax when they made a few errors."
Dillon Hippensteel paced York Catholic's 16-hit attack with three hits, including a double, while Bryce Floyd had two knocks and drove in three runs.
A.J. Zeak had three of Delone's six hits with a pair of singles and one double.